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After ‘the end of big government liberalism’ | Washington Post

January 18, 2013

The third paper is “Congress’ Wicked Problem: Seeking Knowledge Inside the Information Tsunami.” Author Lorelei Kelly argues that “Congress is not so much venal and corrupt as it is incapacitated and obsolete.” Kelly’s argument — that Congress simply lacks the informational and staff resources to make wise judgments on a vast range of issues — is convincing. In the absence of staff members to whom members of Congress can confidently turn for expert advice, they end up seeking, and following, the advice of party organizations, lobbyists and other special interests.

U.S. Refuses To Back Un Treaty, Saying It Endorses Restricting The Internet | Washington Post

December 13, 2012

... an existential threat — Russia, China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Belarus and Cuba,” said Andrew McLauglin, Obama's former deputy chief technology officer and a former Google official, in a speech to the New America Foundation last ...


Georgetown to Offer Free Online Courses | Washington Post

December 10, 2012

“The interesting question is, how good is the thing that’s free?” said Kevin Carey, an education analyst at the New America Foundation. “It doesn’t surprise me that they’re being deliberate about it. If they’re putting their brand names behind this effort in a very public way, you absolutely want to mitigate against the risk of people saying, ‘This is no good.’”

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'Fiscal Cliff' Clock Starts In Earnest As Election Fades To Background | Washington Post

November 6, 2012

“When we wake up Wednesday morning, the fiscal-cliff clocks will start,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “Hopefully, the fiscal cliff will be the excuse for the parties to start working ...

“Vagina: A New Biography” by Naomi Wolf

  • By
  • Liza Mundy,
  • New America Foundation
October 27, 2012 |
Once upon a time, journalists were discouraged from mentioning genitalia in print. If you wanted to do so, you needed a compelling reason, and about 300 editors had to sign off on it. Meetings would be held. Layers of bureaucracy would be invoked. Style manuals would be wielded.
Then one day near the end of the 20th century, a woman named Lorena Bobbitt took up a knife, and there was no way to describe which part of her husband she went after without using the word “penis.” And so writers began to use it. Penis, penis, penis!

Drone Theater Expands Beyond Pakistan | Washington Post

October 24, 2012

Under President Obama, the attacks have continued in Somalia and expanded in Yemen. Sources: New America Foundation; Longwarjournal.org; staff reports. Julie Tate and Bill Webster/The Washington Post.

The 'Fiscal Cliff' Explained in Charts | Washington Post

October 23, 2012

However, this change is not evenly distributed between the cliff's components, as this helpful chart from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget shows. ...

The Shaky Future Of Pell Grants | Washington Post

October 20, 2012

The New America Foundation's Jason Delisle points out that Mr. Obama proposed some stopgap Pell funding in his last budget but only enough to see the program through one more year, setting up another funding cliff. Mr. Romney's positioning is even more ...

Vice Presidential Debate: 6 questions That Should Be Asked … and Probably Won’t | Washington Post

October 11, 2012

Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation: Soon after U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stephens was killed in Benghazi, the China Daily ran an op-ed arguing that the U.S. has “paid a huge price” for its “Internet freedom” policy. How do you respond to this – especially in light of the fact that the White House asked YouTube to censor the “Innocence of Muslims” film trailer even though its content falls well within the bounds of First Amendment-protected speech?


CEOs Warn Obama, Congress To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff' | Washington Post

October 18, 2012

Executives are also contributing millions of dollars to a campaign being waged by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a group working to promote the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan. If no agreement is reached, taxes on all Americans ...

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